Numerous complaints have been made by associations representing traders from various sectors due to the problem of unavailability of the platform where economic operators have to register. As a result, the Ministry of the Economy announced the extension of the deadline for operators to register until 31 December of the current year. The original deadline […]
Portuguese Competition Authority fines the companies Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção and Futrifer – Indústrias Ferroviárias, S.A. On 12 April 2019, the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA) fined the company Mota-Engil – Engenharia e Construção, S.A and one of its managers a total of EUR 906,000 for allegedly participating in a five-company cartel that acted in […]
Law no. 13/19 of 23 May was published on 23 May and approves the new Legal Rules on Foreign Citizens in the Republic of Angola (Regime Jurídico dos Cidadãos Estrangeiros na República de Angola – “RJCE”). As expected, the new law establishes the legal rules on entry, exit, stay and residence of foreign citizen in […]
Council of Ministers Resolution no. 92/2019 was published in the Portuguese official gazette, Diário da República, on 5 June and it approves the National Cyberspace Security Strategy 2019-2023 (the “Strategy” or “ENSC 2019-2023”).
Two important judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) were published on 26 February 2019. In these judgments, the CJEU interprets the concepts of “beneficial owner” and “abuse of rights” in the light of the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (Cases C-116/16 and C-117/16), and the Interest and Royalties Directive (Cases C-115/16, C-118/16, C-119/16 and C-229/16). The […]
Guernsey’s recently published Financial Services Policy Framework sets out an approach to capitalise upon a range of global specialisms to ensure that Guernsey remains a strong, and stable financial centre servicing sophisticated clients from around the world. Financial services and the associated professional services that support them account for more than half of the jurisdiction’s […]
By Louise Power What do real estate businesses need to know? We have reported recently on the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law within the leasehold housing market. We have also published various earlier briefings  in which we have: flagged to housebuilders/developers and other businesses operating within the real estate industry, the […]
By Karl Anders, Deborah Brown Walker Morris’ Housing Management & Litigation specialists Karl Anders and Deborah Brown explain the UK Government’s call for evidence on potential tenancy deposit reform in the private rented sector. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a call for evidence which seeks to inform the UK […]
Social and commercial context Reports of violence on the high street are on the rise. Unfortunately, even the briefest of internet research reveals a worrying number of incidences of violence in the UK. Within just the last year there have been: a stabbing in a supermarket; armed robberies at Barclays on Vauxhall Bridge Road, at […]
Ana Marta Castro and Raul Mota Cerveira, partners, contribute for the international publication Getting the Deal Through: Public Procurement, a comparative guide that analyses Public Procurement legislation on 34 jurisdictions from all over the world. The lawyers are responsible for the Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe chapters, where they explain relevant […]
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Clyde & Co has suspended two lawyers from the firm ahead of an internal investigation into alleged breaches of the SRA’s accounts rules. The firm confirmed to The Lawyer that two unnamed lawyers have been referred to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). Rule one of the SRA’s account rules, states the purpose of the rule is […]
Cooley has secured its second lateral hire in London this year, as it looks to build out new white-collar capabilities both in the UK and internationally. The firm has recruited partner Tom Epps from the defence and government investigations group of Boston-born law firm Brown Rudnick. Epps has spent over six years in Brown Rudnick’s […]
Former Comic Relief general counsel and company secretary Vincent Collins has stepped down from his role to join the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Collins is to leave the charity after two years to become head of legal at the intergovernmental organisation. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for the graves of the 1.7 million men […]